Jerusalem and the Holy Land

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Jerusalem and the Holy Land, written from a broadly Christian perspective, is a must for anyone planning a trip to the Holy Land. It covers everything a pilgrim should know before undertaking the ...
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Overview

Jerusalem and the Holy Land, written from a broadly Christian perspective, is a must for anyone planning a trip to the Holy Land. It covers everything a pilgrim should know before undertaking the journey.
  • Holy Land History
  • Chronologies and Maps
  • Pilgrimage Traditions
  • Calvary and the Sepulcher
  • Meeting Native Christians
  • Jewish and Muslim Life
  • Promoting Holy Land Peace
  • Choosing a Tour Group
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McCormick, a Michigan trial judge and ecumenical activist, targets a specialized audience in this work: evangelical Christians planning to visit Jerusalem and the Holy Land as religious pilgrims. He informs readers that they should look elsewhere for tourist advice, such as restaurant and hotel recommendations. He encourages readers to make a special effort to visit the churches and membership of Palestinian Christian congregations and of smaller Eastern Orthodox sects and insists that Christian visitors show proper respect to West Bank Muslims and Islamic shrines. Illustrations consist of small, modest black-and-white photos and maps. Suitable for popular browsing collections.Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583487365
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/13/2000
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 488,459
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13
Introduction 15
Part 1 The Background
Chapter 1 A Short History Of The Holy Land: From A Christian Perspective 25
Chapter 2 Chronologies - Getting Situated 35
Chapter 3 Pilgrimage - A Glorious Tradition 41
Chapter 4 The Crusader Kingdom: East Meets West 59
Part 2 Visiting The Holy Places
Chapter 5 Christian Holy Places "Where Jesus Walked" 71
Chapter 6 The Holy Sepulchre: Like No Other Place On Earth 85
Chapter 7 Being in Jerusalem: Awesome And Overwhelming 101
Chapter 8 Jewish and Muslim Holy Places: Our Common Hcritage 111
Part 3 Life in the Holy Land Today
Chapter 9 Christian Communities In The Holy Land: Endangered Species 121
Chapter 10 The Jews In The Holy Land Today: Hcinz 57 Varieties 135
Chapter 11 The Muslims In The Holy Land Today: People, Not Stereotypes 141
Chapter 12 Relations Among Christian Communities: Beginning of Mutual Respect 147
Chapter 13 Rival Claims To The Holy Land: A Divine Dilemma 155
Part 4 Now, About Your Trip
Chapter 14 Preparing For A Pilgrimage 165
Chapter 15 Picking The Right Tour 175
Chapter 16 Now For A Little Fun 187
Epilogue 199
Bibliography 203
Index 207
Order Information 209
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